Tag: kansas city power and light

KCP&L’s track to become Fortune 500 company needs one last Missouri OK, as long as that comes quickly

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – KCP&L’s path to acquiring Westar and together making them Missouri’s newest Fortune 500 company was always going to be challenging, but elected leaders on both sides of the state line were confident that the two companies were better together with Kansas City headquarters than both being […]

Shareholders supporting Ameren, KCPL energy efficiency goals

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Regardless of the global warming debate, new pressure from investors and government rule makers may have benefits for Missouri utilities and consumers. Ameren Missouri and Kansas City Power & Light are two such companies in Missouri under pressure to make the transition to more efficient energy. Both companies have not […]

PSC approves dates for local hearings on Grain Belt Express lines

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Grain Belt Express Clean Line wind energy project is moving closer to finally getting the green light from the Public Service Commission. The commission on Wednesday approved Dec. 7-14 as the tentative time for eight local public hearings on issue of the wind energy project in […]

Staff won’t get in the way of Westar acquisition

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Great Plains-Westar merger can go forward without a complaint from the Public Service Commission Staff. Staff filed a notice Wednesday that they had negotiated an agreement with Great Plains Energy and Kansas City Power & Light Company and would not be filing a complaint. Great […]

PSC asks Staff for update on Westar/Great Plains merger

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Public Service Commission asked Staff to file whether they intend to file a complaint against Westar/Great Plains in their merger or at the very least a status update so they don’t delay the acquisition. Chairman Daniel Hall said he does not want the process […]

KCP&L acquisition to give Missouri another Fortune 500 company

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Today the Missouri Public Service Commission placed on the agenda discussion of the acquisition of Westar by the parent company Kansas City Power & Light. The acquisition would boost KCP&L into the Fortune 500 giving Missouri a much-needed boost in corporate heft with the impending acquisition […]

Ameren files infrastructure update plan, pushes for new regulatory process

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Ameren Missouri filed a $1 billion infrastructure plan with the Missouri Public Service Commission on Monday, planning to replace aging infrastructure. Ameren plans to update the existing infrastructure system, citing the age of current components. In the filing, the company said its four baseload coal generation […]

PSC approves KCP&L fuel adjustment charge decrease

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Public Service Commission approved a Kansas City Power and Light – Greater Missouri Operations Company request to change the fuel adjustment charge on customers’ bills at its Wednesday agenda meeting. For Missouri customers, KCP&L will be decreasing residential bills. In the Kansas City area, […]

PSC approves KCP&L solar facility application, MEEIA plan

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved an application which grants KCP&L-Greater Missouri Operations Company (GMO) a certificate of convenience and necessity to construct, own, operate and maintain a solar generation facility in Jackson County near Greenwood, Missouri. According to GMO’s application, the solar plant, when […]

KCP&L takes center stage with PSC

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — In three out of seven motions last week, the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) addressed KCP&L and KCP&L GMO. Underneath the cloak of legal terminology, the PSC approved a renewable energy standard rate adjustment mechanism (RESRAM) charge on the bills of electric customers of KCP&L-Greater Missouri […]